New Employee Orientation Simulation and Bootcamp

New Employee Orientation / On-Boarding Bootcamp

Speed to Client Productivity for New Hires

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working with LSA on the design and delivery of the experiential new employee training. I’ve been getting tons of positive unsolicited feedback. You truly exceeded everyone’s expectations.”
Steven Gray | US Enterprise Services | Microsoft

“We partnered with LSA to help custom design, deliver, and measure an advanced new employee on-boarding and measurement process. The process was well thought out and bought into by leadership. The combination of targeted tools, technology, coaching, performance plans, training and reinforcement made all the difference. The pilot program in EMEA was a big success and the program quantifiably improved new employee and hiring manager satisfaction and increased the speed to productivity for new hires. We are continuing to work with LSA Global to scale the program in other GEOs and expand to cover more roles at VMware. I would recommend LSA Global for any sales enablement team looking to increase the engagement and speed to productivity of their sales force. We are excited to implement the program globally across VMware as we continue to scale.”
Rochana Golani | Director, Global Field Readiness | VMware, Inc.

“The experiential New Employee Orientation was an incredible success for over 2500 new hires in four years across the globe. They partnered with us to create an innovative solution on very short notice, and added a huge amount of value that isn’t reflected in their cost. We could never have done it without their unmatched combination of expertise, professionalism, and creativity. Even our experienced hires were blown away!”
Brenda Wagner | Founder and President | Proxicom

Description:
The traditional approach to “on-boarding” — sitting your new hire down with a stack of reading materials, providing access to eLearning modules, or putting them through a series of PowerPoint presentations — doesn’t do much to explain how the organization truly functions or to help them succeed in their new job.

If you are concerned about speed to productivity for new hires, then this customized and experiential new employee on-boarding approach is for you.

This multi-day, experiential based program helps fast growing service and technology companies to substantially decrease the time it takes for new employees to perform at high-levels internally and at a client. This is especially true for new employees that must deal with:

  • Selling, delivering, or servicing custom solutions
  • Demanding clients
  • Increasing project complexity
  • Managing client expectations
  • Leading or working in project teams

This proven new employee orientation / on-boarding program provides a platform to introduce company-specific content and methodologies to new employees and have them use it in a reality-based case experience that replicates what they will experience on the job and in the field.

Learning / Facilitation Approach:

  1. Assess & Design: Custom design a multi-day, experiential new employee orientation that reflects a company’s specific business objectives, work structures and common challenges. Areas to address can include: administration/ benefits, managing change and personal transitions, internal and external branding, company strategy, values, value proposition, career development, business units, conflict management, project management, scope creep, problem solving, presentations, public speaking, meeting management, consulting, communication, teaming, solution selling, methodologies, technologies, politics, resources, mentoring, and strategic thinking.
  2. Pilot: Run the multi-day experiential program and have people work on job tasks and situations that require them to address and resolve predefined and reality-based challenges. Facilitate and debrief team outcomes to provide people with a deep learning experience that helps them see the relationships between their results, their actions, and operating paradigms.
  3. Continuous Improvement: Incorporate feedback and lessons learned into ongoing On Boarding processes.

Benefits:
Participants are fully engaged: They are doing and learning.

  • Up to a 50%+ reduction in time required for new employees to add value: Highly focused on what people need to know and do.
  • Increased client satisfaction and service levels: Learning that’s directly applicable to client project situations and project delivery.
  • Time and money savings: More prepared employees require less support, less damage control, and have greater productivity.
  • Increased morale and sense of culture: New employees create bonds that increase information sharing, morale, and cultural normalization.
  • Increased consistency and application of methodology: Through experiential practice and application, new employees become advocates and “super users” of key methodologies.
  • Increased Cross Selling of Services: Increasing awareness of multiple service offerings and their connections increases both cross and referral selling between business units, practice areas, industry verticals, and geographies.

Target Audience:
Experienced and inexperienced new employees.

What new hires say about new employee on-boarding:

“This exceeding all of my expectations as a new hire.”

“The level of support I received from the company, my manager and my mentor was refreshing.  I feel set up to succeed from the start.”

“This is the best new hire process that I have ever been through.  The new hire Survivors’ Guide is my new bible.”

What hiring managers say about new employee on-boarding:

“Having a proven and consistent process to get my new hires up to speed has been a godsend.  I could not meet our growth targets without it.”

“As a hiring manager, I was at first skeptical of the process. Now, I mandate that all new employees go through the new hire orientation process because it saves me time and dramatically increases their speed to productivity.”

“The difference between new hires who went through the new on-boarding program and those that did not is astounding.”

“While I fought it at first, it is nor mandatory for all my people.”

“Changing our new hire orientation from an event to a measurable process made all the difference.  It is embarrassing to think that most companies do it backwards.”

 

To speak with an LSA Expert and learn about new employee orientation and on-boarding training program customization and delivery options to increase the speed of new hire productivity, please contact us.

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